When my brother and sister graduated high school they eventually left the state to pursue their own lives. My brother joined the Navy and my sister went off to college. I was left at home and really felt like I lost touch with them. This is especially true for my brother who was gone for so many of the years I was becoming an adult.
As adults now we are much closer than we ever were as children. We lean on each other, ask/offer advice, and generally enjoy each others company. There are so many events affecting our lives right now. An ill Mother, divorce, raising kids, and holding down jobs. Although it may be hard to find the time to get together, I know they love and care about me and my family and I hope they both know how much I love and care for them as well.
I love you Merle and Stefanie! Thank you for being a part of my life!
This post was inspired by the novel A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Feeling lost and burned out, Julia drops her well paying job at a NYC law firm. After hearing a stranger’s voice in her head, she travels to Burma to find the voice’s story and hopefully herself as well. Join From Left to Write on February 4 we discuss A Well-Tempered Heart. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.